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 July 2017 

Canada Day 2017

July 1, 2017 at Yonge Dundas Square

In partnership with Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto

Canada DayShirtDowntown Yonge BIA kicks off the celebration at Yonge-Dundas Square with cookies* forming the Canadian Flag at Noon that will be distributed to guests after the singing of the National Anthem.

Red Cookie White Cookie

Take your photos using the social media frame at the booth, tag @DowntownYonge, @cfactoronto and use the #DYCanada150, show it to one of our volunteers and get your Canada 150 shirt**!

*Cookies may contain dairy, egg, wheat and may have traces of nuts.
**Until supplies last.

Canada Day Celebration

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto will be hosting a 150 Celebrate Canada Parade, the “ Parade of Nations”, with participants of over 20 countries and community groups, with 1500 individual participants, from all diverse cultures and ethnic groups in full traditional costumes, proudly showcasing floats about their contributions to Canada.

At 12:00pm, we kick off the festival with the opening ceremonies, which include singing of O’Canada, the cutting of the Happy Birthday Canada cake, and then after we directly begin with live performances from multicultural groups showcasing their diversity. These multicultural performances will continue throughout the day, with performances of 30 minutes segment shows ending at 9:00pm. The Community Folk Art Council, for some 40 years is the acknowledged leader in promoting the traditional arts in Toronto. This festival will be showcasing multicultural folkdance, arts and craft, foods and traditions. This festival features different cultures and ethnic groups that make Toronto a great place to live. At this event you will be able enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe that have made Canada, and Toronto their new home. Canada Day is funded by Canadian Heritage, City of Toronto, DUCA Credit Union and in partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA.

For more information please visit www.cfactoronto.com

Time: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

Filó Machado Ensemble featuring Bel Brasil

Filó Machado – vocals/guitar,  Bel Brasil – vocal,  Tico Souza – piano,  Braxton Raymond – woodwinds, Ross MacIntyre – bass

Alan Hetherington- drums

Filo Machado, from São Paulo, is recognized globally as one of Brazil’s most highly revered jazz artists. A singer, prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, he has a career spanning over 50 years, with 11 CDs released, multiple Brazilian awards, and a Grammy nomination in the Latin Jazz category from 2000.

He has performed in dozens of countries across 6 continents and is praised by international critics and audiences alike. Considered a Master of his art by renowned artists, Filó’s remarkable style is a school unto itself.

Throughout his illustrious career he has shared the stage with artists such as Michel Legrand, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Barron, Silvain Luc, Dory Caymmi, Gal Costa, João Donato, Raul de Souza, Joyce Moreno, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Leny Andrade, Os Cariocas, Tetsuo Sakurai and others.

Filó’s music is rich in harmony, infectious rhythm and exquisite expression; Brazilian roots with innovative arrangements, textures and melodies. His music mixes Brazilian mpb, bossa nova, samba, and forró with international influences such as jazz, blues, African rhythms, and European flavours. His performances are a delight to behold, and his musical virtuosity transmits his illuminating spirit of graciousness and joy!

Bel Brasil (Enizabel Kohlrausch) was born in Porto Alegre, the daughter of the famous 7 string violão player, chorinho expert and music professor Abílo Kohlrauch. At nine years of age she began singing with her father in small groups where she began honing her obvious talent. Soon after she joined choirs at school and in church, where she was quickly recognized as a promising young artist. But music wouldn’t make ends meet when she married and had a son, so Bel decided to go into business, working in marketing and publicity for 15 years. After separating from her husband in 1993 she pursued her lifelong dream to become a professional musician, moving to São Paulo where she began performing in all of the city’s famous night clubs and cabarets. It was there where she first met Filó Machado – and the chemistry was instantaneous! They have been working together ever since. Currently Bel lives in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, performing nightly in the busy, historic town where people come from the world over to hear her luxuriously sensual voice.

Bel and Filó have performed in the gala event of the year, Toronto’s Brazilian Carnaval Ball. This visit we will be treated to a special evening of intimacy, in an ideal setting for this marvellous chanteuse.

 

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.

Canada Days

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Canada Days! A citywide celebration, Canada Days presents festivities at four locations across Toronto including a four-day festival at Nathan Phillips Square from June 30 to July 3, and one-day events at Mel Lastman Square, Humber Bay Park West and Scarborough Civic Centre on July 1. The rich fabric of Canada will be heard, seen and felt this summer!

Canada Days is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the Province of Ontario’s Ontario150 Program and the Government of Canada.

Visit City of Toronto Website for more information.

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Black UnicornBLAK UNiCRN

Singing drummer Zoe Ackah, Grammy-winning Reggae guitar legend Carl Harvey, and bass man extraordinaire Dane Wedderburn are BLAK UNiCRN—a magical, minimalist, genre-bashing, heavy-hitting, bitch-band-destroying beast that appears in the depth of night. All sub-genres of Reggae and Rock are crushed together forming tunes of diamond-like solidity. Original tunes and mashups shine in unexpected and novel ways.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BLAKUNiCRN/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blakunicrn/
 

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

Summerlicious is one of Toronto's favourite culinary celebrations. For two mouth-watering weeks in July savour delicious three-course prix fixe menus served by more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants. 

Be the first to know when restaurant lists and menus are available online. Sign up for the Celebrate Toronto eNewsletter and follow LiciousTO on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and YouTube.
 

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

From Tip to Top

Have you ever thought “I need more culture?” Well, this is your chance. Featuring music and instruments from around the world, various genres of artists will get to showcase their talents on instruments you know but didn’t know could do that plus instruments you’ve never even heard of. At the McGill Granby Parkette expect to see and hear World Music, Experimental, Spoken Word and Diverse sounds.

 

VersaVersa

VERSA is an audio/visual collective led by visual artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci  based in Guelph/Toronto. Surreal and shimmering, VERSA performances capture eyes and ears with powerful instrumental music and immersive live projections. The duo explores the creative possibilities that emerge when combining traditional art forms, such as paper marbling and analog video, with new techniques for visualizing sound, live audio looping and activation of alternative spaces.

In performance, the collective is bolstered by appropriately outrageous drumming by Will Vandermey, Danny B’s spurtive saxophone, and atmospheric synth by Todd Harrison. VERSA has performed at numerous Canadian music and arts events including Hillside Festival (Guelph ON), Hold Fast Contemporary Art Festival (St. John’s NL), Kazoo! Fest (Guelph ON), Night\\Shift Place-Hacking Festival (KW ON), Wavelength Music Festival (Toronto ON), and Nuit Blanche (Ottawa ON). The group has also been the supported and funded for performances and recordings by FACTOR, Ontario Arts Council, Waterfront Toronto, and Ed Video Media Arts Centre.

Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/versavisuals/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/versavisuals/


Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Eric St-Laurent TrioEric St-Laurent Trio

Afro-Cuban rhythms combined with Jazz and Blues elements are the heart of the trio's music. Infectious grooves, plenty of interaction and a strong taste for adventure round off the picture.

With the unique and highly virtuosic rhythm section of Jordan O'Connor (bass) and Michel DeQuevedo (percussion), this band creates excitement, joy, and a few other emotions that simply haven't been named yet.
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Born and raised in Montreal, St-Laurent studied improvisation in New York before moving to Berlin where he toured with both the big and small names of the German and Scandinavian music scenes. Winner of the SOCAN award for Best Original Composition at the Montreal Jazz Festival and The Best Band Award at the Vienne (France) Jazz Festival, St-Laurent has been featured on over 50 recordings, produced multiple albums, composed scores for short films and theatre, and toured extensively in Europe and Canada.

Since returning to Toronto, Canada, St-Laurent has recorded and toured with Till Bronner, Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Rebekka Bakken, Slide Hampton, Luc de la Rocheliere, Sylvie Paquette, Richard Underhill, David Binney, Jojo Mayer, Carlos Del Junco, Bernard Primeau and represented Canada at the International Guitar Summit in Nice (MIDEM).

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ericstlaurent.grack/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ericstlaurent
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/eric-st-laurent-citron
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/ericstlaurent

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIOBROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO

In recent years, when not touring the globe as the featured soloist with hip-hop superstar JAY-Z or subbing into pop legend Paul Simon’s band, the Toronto-based multi-award-winning Trinidadian-born trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI spends much of his artistic time in the exploration of “chordless” jazz - music produced without a chordal instrument (guitar or keyboard). He had previously explored this tonal quality for a decade with his now internationally acclaimed latin-jazz group CRUZAO, and in more recently with his critically acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO. This trio’s 2nd release entitled “Gravitation: A Study In Freefall” on Brownman’s own label Browntasauras Records shot to number 4 on the iTunes USA jazz charts and was declared “the new standard in electric jazz” by National Public Radio (NPR) in New York City.

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/BrownmanMusic
Facebook: www.FB.Brownman.com
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/BrownmanMusic
YouTube channel: www.YouTube.Brownman.com


Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

From Tip to Top

Have you ever thought “I need more culture?” Well, this is your chance. Featuring music and instruments from around the world, various genres of artists will get to showcase their talents on instruments you know but didn’t know could do that plus instruments you’ve never even heard of. At the McGill Granby Parkette expect to see and hear World Music, Experimental, Spoken Word and Diverse sounds.

 

SING! Toronto Presents The Willows

The Willows are making a name for themselves as a dynamic close harmony  vocal trio, wowing audiences with their signature nostalgic charm. With Krista Deady as contralto, Andrea Gregorio as soprano and Lauren Pedersen as mezzo-soprano, the refreshing harmonies of these sophisticated songstresses will transport you back to the classiest of eras in music—today.

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Fam Jam Shim and Sham

Come to the sunny patio of The Chelsea Hotel and bring the entire family for a fun and upbeat multi-generational music experience. “Oh, I know this one” and “This is my song!” will be heard over and over!

 

Stereo FlavourStereoflavour

Stereoflavour Entertainment is a versatile modern music collective from Toronto, Canada. Featuring some of the most in-demand professionals in the GTA, the Stereoflavour musicians have shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jully Black, Jackie Richardson, Matt Dusk, Martin Short, Sloan, The Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Demi Lovato, The Arkells and Tim Hicks. Offering everything from ceremony strings to an infectious 12-piece dance band (including a killer horn section!), Stereoflavour has a repertoire that ranges from Top-40 to Jazz, Classic Rock to Motown, Country to Classical, and everything in between. The energy, passion, and chemistry that is shared on stage will extend out to the dance floor and is guaranteed to get everyone up and moving.  It's one heck of a party... and you're invited!

Stereoflavour 4-piece ft Al: https://youtu.be/pCwG2h9ECks

Al performing ‘Chicken Fried’ (solo): https://youtu.be/YXDKb1S4EEQ

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Chelsea Market Garden Patio
Address: 33 Gerrard St. West
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Leslie HuylerLeslie Huyler

Leslie Huyler.. Born in Nassau Bahamas to a family of singers, The Nottage Brothers Gospel singers. But as a child I loved drums,my  first drum was made by my Dad from a maxwell house coffee can covered by plastic and rubber bands to keep it tight for sound.As a teenager I played with a band called the Hybarions. We opened for Ben E. King I had a guest Percusionist spot with Ben E. King . Moved to Canada where I frounted a R&B Band called the Soul Setters as lead singer and percussionist for four years. Played with Eddie Bullen, Liberty Silver, Eric St-Laurent and many more. Music is food for your ears art as much as you can.

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

Town Tavern Sign

Town Tavern Sign, York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC08130

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.

Start Point: 16 Queen Street East (northwest corner by statue)
End Point: 50 Carlton Street (Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Gray MatterGray Matter

Justin and Derek Gray founded Gray Matter in 2011 to create a unique blend of modern jazz and groove-based music. With influences ranging from John Coltrane to James Brown, the band has played concerts across Ontario, including a recent feature concert at the 2016 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

In March 2014, Gray Matter recorded a full-length studio album at Canterbury Music Company with Grammy® award-winning trumpeter Ingrid Jensen (Maria Schneider Orchestra, Christine Jensen Orchestra), Vancouver’s rising star tenor saxophonist/film composer Eli Bennett, pianist Todd Pentney (featured on Alison Au’s Juno-nominated release, “The Sky Was A Pale Blue, Then Grey”), and vocalist/lyricist Jill Harris (The O’Pears, Illyin Pipes)."Footsteps" has received critical acclaim across the country for it's captivating grooves, memorable melodies and creative improvisations. This concert will feature the Gray brothers, along with Todd Pentney on piano and Luis Deniz on saxophone.

https://www.facebook.com/GrayMatterMusic/


Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

On Friday, July 21, The Pack A.D. will put Torontonians on edge because “the Pack won't stop their mad pace of stealing every stage they play on“ (Exclaim!). Co-headliners, Ginger Ale & The Monowhales will be keeping with the theme of thievery when they steal the hearts of passers-by with their boundless energy and indie pop/rock tunes.

Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!

All programming is subject to change.

the pack

Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

On Saturday July 22, 2017 the Taste of Jesus in the City Kick-off Concert-Festival will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square. There will be Worship, Music, Drama, Dance, Food & Prizes. Bring the entire family as we Celebrate our Love for God and Love for People through music, the arts and culture.

The Taste of Jesus in the City is a free Live Music & Arts Celebration Concert/Festival that brings the local community together in preparation for the Annual Jesus in the City Parade on September 9, 2017.

The Taste of Jesus in the City is organized by Jesus in the City / Festival of Praise International, a nonprofit charitable organization in the City of Toronto that networks with local churches, charities and businesses to impact and transform their communities, utilizing music, the arts and culture. The event is volunteer-run, from the organizers to the performers.

Taste of Jesus in the City celebrates music and the creative arts in all its diversity. From Gospel infused Rock, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African sounds and more.

We pray that hearts will be touched and lives will be changed as we bring the Good News and celebrate Jesus in the public square.

taste of jesus

Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

Youth performers and artists showcase their MUSIC, DANCE, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY at the annual summer event in the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.

This free family day allows everyone to support and applaud their efforts at their passion. Join us and help make them shine!

Twitter: @ydtoronto   #YDTO
Instagram: @ydtoronto
Facebook: /ydtoronto

Time: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Dancing Fool

Pack your dancing shoes in your lunchbox and let the danceable music of the Americas take you away. Let this feel good cultural music of Toronto make you forget about being at work. Tuesdays this summer at Trinity Square Park will feature Latin, Americana, Salsa, Reggae, and Samba music that will have you up out of your seat and calling in “sick.”

 

Hannah BurgeHannah Burge

Hannah Burgé has made appearances on radio, television and stage, and released in 2015, her debut record, Green River Sessions. To date, she has received airplay on over 300 radio stations worldwide. Audiences at Jazz Bistro (Toronto), Jazz Room (Waterloo), the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, and Markham Jazz Festival have praised the music and Hannah’s remarkable stage presence.

Her compositions for the independent Canadian feature film, “The Devil’s Tail,” have been featured at film festivals across Canada, the United States, and Mexico, where the film won awards in all three countries. Burgé has also toured the United States and Canada with cultural ambassadors, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and sang at the esteemed National Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

https://www.facebook.com/hannahburgemusic/
@Hannah_Burge  twitter
@hannah_burge Instagram

Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Trinity Square Park
Address: 19 Trinity Sq.
Admission: Free

TD Presents Play the Parks

Brought to you by Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Canada’s Music Incubator

Play the Parks is back for its fifth season! From June to September, we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the summer sun as you enjoy free concerts at five different locations in the Downtown Yonge BIA. This season is curated by Canada’s Music Incubator. Join us throughout the week at five different locations throughout the Downtown Yonge BIA all summer long!

Please Excuse my Jazzy Funky Soul

A place to showcase the cutting edge of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz, Funk and Soul scene. These artists have been curated to transport you back to a time when Jazz and Funk were dominating force on the streets. Every Thursday this summer let the dimly lit, dingy, smoky Jazz club vibe meet you for lunch outside at College Park Courtyard.

 

Renee YoxonRenee Yoxon

Renée Yoxon is, by now, a recognized gem of the Canadian jazz landscape. Renée’s clear, distinct and decidedly unembellished vocal style has invited not only critical respect and praise, but also the admiration of humble jazz listeners all over the world. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University, a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers, as well as a co-writer and solo vocalist on three full-length albums: Let’s Call It A Day (with René Gely), Here We Go Again (with Mark Ferguson) and 2015’s, Impossible: Live at Musideum (with Chad Linsley).

http://twitter.com/reneeyoxon
http://facebook.com/reneeyoxon
http://instagram.com/reneeyoxon
http://youtube.com/reneeyoxon


Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.
@DowntownYonge #PLAYTHEPARKS

For more information and shedule, please visit Play the Parks website.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 444 Yonge St
Admission: Free

On Friday, July 28, two-time Juno Award-winner, Derek Miller Band will bring their bluesy soulstirring roots rock to Yonge-Dundas Square. Co-headlining the evening will be the multi award-winning Six Nations artist, Jace Martin who masterfully mixes the blues, R&B, soul, and funk to make a sound all his own.

Admission is FREE to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!

All programming is subject to change
 

derek miller jace

Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

Town Tavern Sign

Town Tavern Sign, York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, Toronto Telegram fonds, ASC08130

Discover the music history of Yonge Street, beginning in the 1950s. Visit the sites of famous clubs like The Colonial, Friar, and Le Coq D’Or, and concert venues such as Massey Hall and the Eaton Auditorium. Hear stories about Oscar Peterson, Ronnie Hawkins, Glenn Gould and many more.

Note: This is an exterior tour only.

This tour was developed by music journalist and historian Nicholas Jennings, and has been known to include surprise guests from Toronto’s music history.

Start Point: 16 Queen Street East (northwest corner by statue)
End Point: 50 Carlton Street (Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre formerly Maple Leaf Gardens)
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

View of Music World

View of Music World at the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets, 1975. Photo courtesy of City of Toronto Archives.

Discover the history of Yonge Street, Toronto’s 220+ year-old road and major artery. This tour explores the architecture of 10 key sites along a portion of downtown Yonge Street that highlight its development from a strategic military road in 1793, to a strip of vice in the early 20th century, to the shopping and cultural destination it is today.

Start Point: 20 Grosvenor Street, YMCA
End Point: 60 Queen Street West, Old City Hall
Cost: $10 donation suggested
Tour times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

To Pre-register, click here!

Celebrate Mexico at an authentic Mexican fiesta! MexFest 2017 will be full of Mexican art, music, culture, and cuisine. Be sure to come and experience the richness of Mexico July 30th at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Website: https://www.mexfest2017.com/

Hashtag: #mexfest17

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

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